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From Maize to Haze

What can the weather in Iowa tell us about the drug trade in Mexico? A new working paper explains.

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Nigeria as No. 1

Nigeria has rebased its GDP and it nearly doubled. Time to reconsider what you knew about Africa’s now biggest economy. Ben Leo and Alex Cobham explain. 

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G-20 and Development

Clare Walsh, chair of the G-20 Development Working Group, discusses priorities for this year’s Brisbane Summit. Topping the list: infrastructure (plus, tax transparency).

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Three Ideas for the World Bank

Ahead of the WB/IMF spring meetings, Scott Morris pushes for fundraising reform, Charles Kenny for transparency, and John Briscoe for Jim Kim to get serious on water.

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CGD’s Past and Future

Ed Scott has been called Silicon Valley’s most effective global giver. Highlights from his recent talk on why he started CGD and what lies ahead.

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REDD+ Lessons from Guyana

Jonah Busch and Nancy Birdsall investigate whether a Norwegian pay-for-performance experiment is working to keep Guyana forested.

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Progress on Health Priority Setting

Amanda Glassman celebrates a new UK–Gates Foundation initiative that will help countries and donors get more health for their money.

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Don’t Say We Weren’t Warned

Awful for the rich, catastrophic for the poor — Jonah Busch distills an alarming new report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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Moving Up and Out

In a new paper, Michael Clemens discovers that rising incomes in poor countries means more migration, not less.

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Carrots for Ukraine, Sticks for Russia

Scott Morris shows what the international financial institutions can do in response to Crimea.

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